Week 14: April

Week 14: April 2nd thru April 8th

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4/2 of… 1792

An act establishing a mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States; aka The Coinage Act or the Mint Act. It established the United States Mint, regulated the coinage and created a decimal system for U.S. currency. The silver dollar was established the as the unit of money and declared to be lawful tender.  {001}


Will Carver - Week 14With an arrest warrant for the murder of Oliver Thornton in Concho County and their guns drawn and ready, Sheriff Elijah S. Briant and his posse walked in the door of Jack Owens Bakery in Sonora, TX. The outlaws never cleared leather. Outlaw George Kilpatrick was wounded and WilliamWill’ “News” Carver, an original member of The Black Jack Ketchum Gang and later “The Wild Bunch”, was shot to death (six hits). Carver was later cleared of the murder. Photo: U.S. PD 1900 John Swartz, a crop from “The Fort Worth Five”.  {001}
see also:
Photo Gallery Index – Lawmen and Outlaws PhotosFort Worth Five
Quotes Index – Gunfighter QuotesWill Carver


The Spring Creek Raid, Nowood Valley, WY; Joe Allemand’s sheep camp is assaulted by seven masked riders. Two sheep wagons are burned; Allemand, Joe Lazier (Allemands nephew) and Jules Emge are killed. Several local cowboys are later convicted of the crimes. Public outrage over the incident brings an end to the violent confrontations and attacks on sheepmen.  {001}


Bill Pickett Handbill - Week 14Bill Pickett, age 61, kicked in the head and killed by a bronco. Black (African, white and Cherokee) rodeo cowboy [inventor of Bulldogging—he bit ’em on the lip!] performed in the 101 Wild West Show (c. 1907) and Pickett Brothers Bronco Busters and Rough Riders Association. Also in two early western movies: The Crimson Skull (1921) and The Bull Dogger (1922). Inducted into the National Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1971. Buried on the 101 Ranch in Oklahoma. TYH!  {001}

4/3 of… 1855

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